Body Evolution

Columbus' Iron Old School Gym

Open 24 / 7

About Body Evolution

Our gym is a family of over-achievers who happen to share an 11,000 square foot no AC, concrete floors, training space that has been built on blood, sweat and even a few tears! We embrace members who are here to achieve results and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve them! We are NOT a fluffly air-conditioned, selfie takin’, leaning on machines socializing health spa. And the only thing intimidating about us is how serious we are about helping you achieve your desired results. If you are ready to achieve your athletic and fitness goals, Body Evolution and Hot Box Barbell Club is open 24/7! JOIN US TODAY!

In 2005 I was teaching bootcamp classes that yielded great results. Class sizes were booming. I was also working a full time job and getting my Masters degree in school. I fell in love with the transformations the members achieved and decided to quit my full time job and take the leap and opened an gym in a nearby city. I didn’t want the mainstream fluff that was being offered at other facilities. Instead, I wanted to build an environment that nurtured goal driven hard-working individuals on a mission with a never stop attitude! Body Evolution was born in 2007! Empty warehouses with no air conditioning and concrete floors invite, welcome, and breed men and women who are willing to work hard for their goals. I met and married a lady in the early '10's. He is a former medic who was working in a nearby area. For a year he commuted between smaller city and Columbus. He retired from work and helped with the operations. We decided to move to Columbus, OH. We were originally Body Evolution and Hot Box CrossFit (aptly named for the 100 degree temperatures in the summer) and evolved to provide Functional Fitness classes rather than limit ourselves to just CrossFit. We offer Olympic and powerlifting classes. We are the ONLY Strongman training facility in the area. Our Barbell Club instructor, is CSCS certified and a renowned competitor himself. And our bootcamp classes, the origin of Body Evolution, are hands down the ONLY bootcamp classes with 12 years of proven results! We have pin and plate loaded machines, dumbbells that go up to 150lbs, bumper plates, cardio equipment, atlas stones, etc. If it will help you achieve your goal WE HAVE IT! Or, we will get it!

Our Values

MISSION: Provide an old school iron facility that encourages hard work to achieve your fitness goals.

VISION: We want to help create the best version of YOU whether it be through a sustainable body transformation, an IFBB Pro card, Pro Strongman or Woman, Powerlifting, CrossFit champion, etc. We will provide the environment that nurtures these successes!

Area of Operations

Take a peek at what we have created



Free weights, machines, cardio and more

Hot Box Barbell Club

Hot Box Barbell Club

Strongman, Olympic, Powerlifting

Boot Camps

Boot Camps

BEcoming our dreams...


Just a little of what we have to offer

Boot Camps

6-week Boot Camps

Personal Training

One-on-one training

Nutrition Planning

Meal plans to meet your goals


Powerlifting training

Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting training


Strongman training and equipment

Competition Training

Bodybuilding, Physique, Bikini

Massage Therapy

Deep tissue, Swedish and more

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Meats, BCAAs, proteins, pre-workouts and more

Fit Kids, Inc.

Teaching kids the benefits of fitness

Cain Classic

Bodybuilding and Strongman Competition


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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Boot Camps

6 wks - M, W, Th

May 14-Jun 21 / Jul 9-Aug 16 / Aug 27-Oct 4

Upcoming Fit Kids

Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

5:30pm - 8pm


Choose a payment plan that works for you

$40 Enrollment

$30 Annual Enhancement

1 YEAR - $40/month

1 MONTH - $60/month

Additional family member - $30/month

*Service Provider Discount

$30/month ($25 each additional family member)

Requires gym membership plus:

1 YEAR- $70/month

1 MONTH- $90/month


All Barbell Classes!



Personal Training

Single sessions

Partnered sessions

Tailored Workout Routines

Tailored Meal Plans


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to discuss ALL your transformation options!


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